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Old 04-11-2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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getting error during "tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz"


Hello all,
i'm trying to untar a package.......but when i'm executing the following command
.........
tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz
.........
its giving the following error......( i'm just stating the last few lines )


john-1.6/README
tar: john-1.6/README: Cannot create symlink to `doc/README': Operation not permitted
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

i again downloaded its fresh copy........but still facing the same problem

any sort of help will be highly appriciated.
regards
 
Old 04-11-2005, 08:01 AM   #2
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Your error says
Quote:
Operation not permitted
. So try installing the package by logging in as root.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 08:14 AM   #3
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Exactly. It seems you are trying to create a symlink in a place you don't have write access to.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 01:25 AM   #4
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pardon me..........but i'm the "root"..........i don't have any user on my system

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Old 04-13-2005, 02:50 AM   #5
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hi there

there is some thing wrong with the installation script that it is running
post the link from where u got this package

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Old 04-13-2005, 05:57 AM   #6
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www.openwall.com/john/
 
Old 04-13-2005, 09:41 AM   #7
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You don't have a user account? Big security hole. easy to turn your system into somthing that looks like a computer, but doesn't act like one.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 04:46 PM   #8
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i got that problem when trying to tar my stage in gentoo 2005. got that problem when trying to tar -xvjpf <mystage>.tar.bz2 and i havent got a clue how to sort it out

Last edited by trscookie; 04-22-2005 at 04:47 PM.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 07:42 PM   #9
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i have found when using the various xvzf-type commands, what works for one, may not work for another

sometimes you have to put the negative (-) sign, sometimes not

i have always attributed it to the quirks of the system

(my one cent)
 
Old 04-23-2005, 08:13 AM   #10
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thanks for the response but i still got the same error :'( you havent got any other ideas do you?? cheers
 
Old 04-23-2005, 07:11 PM   #11
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post the tarball here
 
Old 04-23-2005, 09:50 PM   #12
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cheers man tis ok ive sussed it!!! its because i had mounted the proc (mount -t proc none) before uncompressing the file(s) i think that it had tried to write a new file whilst i was using it, thanks for your help all the same though, cheers trscookie.
 
  


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